JCAN - Jewish Children's Adoption Network
The Jewish Children's Adoption Network is the only Jewish adoption exchange in the Western hemisphere. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1990, it seeks to find appropriate adoptive homes for up to 100 children who are referred to it each year. JCAN is contacted on a regular basis by Rabbis, social workers, agencies, attorneys and birth families, who know of children in need of a home.
AdoptUSKids is a comprehensive website that offers a wealth of information for families looking to adopt. ADOPTUS offers the only federally funded national photolisting of children and youth in United States foster care, on a state by state basis, who are available for adoption. As part of their organization credo, they help families every step of the way, from starting the process to foster or adopt to waiting for a placement to accessing supportive services for families.
CHAMPS is a national campaign to ensure bright futures for kids in foster care by promoting the highest quality parenting. CHAMPS builds on research that shows that loving, supportive families – whether birth, kin, foster or adoptive – are critical to the healthy development of all children. By improving supports to families and respecting parenting as the primary intervention for children in foster care, children can achieve better outcomes in health, development, education and permanency.
AJFCA - Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
The Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies fosters the work of its member agencies' professional and volunteer leadership in serving their clients and communities. Through advocacy, consultation, education and networking, the Association promotes services and policies that assist Jews in need, sustains healthy Jewish individuals and families, and strengthens individual and family connections to the Jewish and general communities.
JCCA - Jewish Child Care Association
JCCA's mission is based on a heritage of more than 185 years of providing quality services to children and their families, and the universal mandate within the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam — the responsibility of every person to make the world a better place.
The mission if Yeladim has expanded to include helping needy Jewish children in Eastern Europe, in Israel, and around the world. Hundreds - perhaps thousands - of Jewish children live in secular orphanages and on the streets. Those in secular orphanages are often neglected, malnourished, and under-educated and risk physical and emotional abuse from both adult and child-sized anti-Semites. Children on the streets - some as young as four - sniff glue to dull their hunger pangs and provide a brief escape from their grim reality. They are prey to pimps, pedophiles, and diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis. Many girls “graduate” from secular orphanages and forced into prostitution. Needless to say, children in secular orphanages and on the streets have few opportunities to learn about or experience their Jewish heritage.
Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO)
JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love.
Project Esther (Jewish Family Services - Chicago)
Project Esther creates a support network helping families to enhance and strengthen the creation of a family through adoption.
We want to help your family — and your community — repair the world by promoting a culture of adoption in Jewish and other communities in order to radically increase the number of vulnerable children getting permanent, loving homes.
Arizona Helping Hands
We provide twin beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, high chairs, books and other items to help boys and girls in foster care. Boys and girls in foster care are frequently placed in care with NOTHING but the clothes on their backs. Foster families, especially kinship placements are often not adequately prepared to fill the needs of the kids who arrive at their doorstep. So many kids sleep on the floor of DCS offices, or on Grandma’s sofa until they learn of our services.